Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Main Streets members meet at brewing company

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Owner details opening of business

Members of Main Streets, Catasauqua’s business owners association, met for their quarterly meeting May 31 at the new Taylor House Brewing Company, on Lehigh Street, across from the George Taylor House.

“Every quarter, we have a formal meeting at a local business,” Kimberly Brubaker, the association’s president, said. “This meeting was special because it was the night before Taylor House Brewing would be open to the public.”

Taylor House Brewing Company owners Fred and Annette Pompa talked at length about the trials and tribulations of starting their new business.

Class of 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

123 graduates join ranks

Family, friends and district faculty and staff gathered June 4 for the 150th Catasauqua High School graduation. The 123 graduating seniors filed into the high school gymnasium to the sound of “Pomp and Circumstance,” played by the Catasauqua High School band under the direction of Robert Arnold.

The student speakers focused on the past, present and future.

Dent joining CNN

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Former U.S. congressman to be political commentator

Former U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent has joined CNN as a political commentator. His first appearance as a CNN political commentator was on Erin Burnett OutFront May 21.

Dent emailed The Press May 22 stating he is not a CNN employee, but his arrangement with CNN is exclusive. He also stated he will continue to reside in Allentown.

Here’s where to get your Catasauqua Press

Friday, June 1, 2018 by The Press in Local News

• Pantry 1- 822 Race St., Catasauqua

• D&D Market and Deli- 252 Race St., Catasauqua

• M & B Market- 410 Second St., Catasauqua

• Catty Mart- 547 Front St., Catasauqua

• Yorky’s Front Street Café- 333 Front St., Catasauqua

• Auquasat Lounge- 119 Bridge St., Catasauqua

• D & K Food Mart- 1492 Main St., Catasauqua

• PJ Lapinskis Café- 1125 Third St., North Catasauqua

• Newhard Pharmacy- 1001 Main St., Northampton

• Weis #39- 3664 Macarthur Road, Whitehall

• Wawa #8014- 2985 Macarthur Road, Whitehall

Hanover will record meetings

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Hanover Township Council’s regular meeting May 16, Chairman Bruce Paulus announced that council meetings would be recorded.

“We are doing it primarily so we have accurate minutes,” he said.

Some townships have the audio portion of the meetings available to the public, but no decision was made on releasing the recordings to an at-large audience.

Township Manager Christopher Garges gave the latest update on road improvements.

Community mourns loss of firefighter, friend

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Erik Hirner, Charotin assistant chief, dies of injuries from May 25 crash

A GoFundMe account has been created in memory of Erik Hirner, assistant fire chief of Charotin Hose Company No. 1, North Catasauqua, who was involved in a crash in Berks County May 25 and died from his injuries a few days later.

Hirner, 38, of North Catasauqua, was a life member of the North Catasauqua station, as well as an 11-year veteran of Reading Fire Department.

Resident expresses concerns about airport’s future plans

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Catasauqua Borough Council’s workshop session May 29, Cameron Smith approached council to express his concern about both proposed expansion plans recently released by Lehigh Valley International Airport and the potential for increased traffic on Race Street.

Smith alleged schools could be taken if the airport is expanded as a cargo hub. The borough does have a representative on the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, and Christine Weaver has reviewed the proposals made and did not find major impact on Catasauqua.